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Frank A. Rose
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
Term of Appointment: 10/11/2009 to present

Mr. Rose currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy. In this position, he is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary and, as required, the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, on key issues related to arms control and defense policy. These issues include missile defense, military space policy, and conventional arms control. His responsibilities also include liaison with the U.S. Intelligence Community on issues related to the verification of arms control treaties and agreements.

Prior to joining the State Department June 2009, Mr. Rose held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, including service as a Professional Staff Member on both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Rose has also held numerous positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction; and Policy Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. Previous to that, he worked as a National Security Analyst with Science Applications International Corporation and on the staff of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA).

Mr. Rose received his Bachelors degree in History from American University in 1994 and a Masters degree in War Studies from Kings’ College, University of London in 1999. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award (2001), the Office of Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence (2002), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (2005).

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